The Structure of Indian Society: Then and Now

2nd Edition

A.M. Shah

Routledge India
Published April 9, 2019
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9780367193195 - CAT# K417629

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Summary

This book explores the structural features of Indian society, such as caste, tribe, sect, rural-urban relations, sanskritization and untouchability. Based on a wealth of field research as well as archival material, the book

  • Interrogates the prevailing thinking in Indian sociology on these structures;
  • Studies Indian society from contemporary as well as historical perspectives;
  • Analyses caste divisions vis-à-vis caste hierarchy;
  • Critically examines the public policies regarding caste-less society, reservations for Backward Classes, and the caste census.

This second edition, with four new chapters, will be a key text for students and scholars of sociology, social anthropology, political science, modern history, development studies and South Asian studies.

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